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RESALE HOME SALES: MARCH 8-13

Editor’s note: Listings include the resale home’s parcel number. The address listed is the homebuyer’s mailing address and not the actual location of the resale home. About 90 percent of these addresses reflect the home purchase. Check the parcel number to make sure. Also, a few transactions do not reflect the market value of the homes. The information is provided by Accudata, a local research firm. For the complete listing, visit RJRealEstate.Vegas.

HOA residents need to be responsible dog owners

Q: I recently found your column in the Sunday paper and wanted to ask a question. My homeowners association states in the community rules that there are to be no pets over 25 pounds, as there is a two-dog limit rule, with having both dogs at a 45-pound limit for two pets.

Expert predicts bounce back in housing

“Millennials are showing up and first-time buyers are moving the market,” said Leonard Kiefer, a deputy chief economist with Federal Home Mortgage Corp. “I think as interest rates moderate in 2019, we will have a bounce back in housing. Overall, the housing market is in good place for solid growth over the next two years.”

HOA and county agree: take in your garbage cans

Q: I used to own a condo and always found your articles on a variety of subjects helpful and interesting. My question relates to garbage cans in non-condo developments. I have neighbors who leave them in front of their garage doors 100 percent of the time. Now, many of the other residents are doing the same thing.

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HOA board has armed guards attend meeting

As to the first question, I would not say security is common per se, but there are associations that have security guards present at their association meetings.

HOA board members should take care in communications

Every day we communicate, be it our telephone conversations, our emails and our letters. As community managers and homeowners association board members, we communicate when we send governing documents, budgets and financial reports to our residents.

HOA violations and fines must follow state law

I thought it would be worthwhile to have an article on homeowners associations’ violations and fines so that our boards’ enforcement process and procedures follow state laws.

Community has dog poop problem

The dog has two spots in our yard where he relieves himself. When he pees, our grass turns yellow and dies. We have had to replace with new sod about three times. We have not been able to catch the culprit.

Homeowner annoyed by neighbors’ smoke alarms

Unfortunately, there is not too much an association can do, other than send the homeowner a letter to not only inform them of the problem but also to ask for contact information for any future issues.

HOA rejects request for satellite antenna

As for condominium associations, owners can install an antenna on balcony or patio if the patio or balcony is a limited common element, restricted for the owner’s exclusive use. Again, installation rules would be permissible and may require that the owner cover the antenna as long as such a requirement does not impair an owner’s ability to receive a signal or unreasonably delay or increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use.